3 Ways To Disconnect From Your Phone


3 Ways To Disconnect From Your Phone

Written by Camille Carr

In this day and age, smartphones are everywhere. And if you are anything like me, your whole life is on your phone. But when you are constantly looking at your phone, you miss out on the potential to maximize your time. In the spirit of mindfulness, here are some tips to build a healthier relationship with your phone. 

1. Limit your time on social media.

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The timeline is definitely a great place for entertainment. But if you aren’t careful, you can get stuck in the rabbit hole. Before you know it, you’ve been scrolling for hours and haven’t heard anything in a couple minutes. Set boundaries with your social media time. Pick one or two times during the day to check all of your social media. Limit this time as well so your designated time doesn’t bleed into other things. 

2. Have a time table for notifications.

Our smartphones have us much more accessible to each other. But being accessible to everyone all the time will leave no time for you to be accessible to yourself. Pick a time that your phone goes on do not disturb. Take advantage of scheduling the DND so you don’t even have to worry about it. This would be especially helpful at the beginning and/or end of your days because it would allow you to fully focus on your wellness routines. 

3. Abandon your phone sometimes.

There is nothing wrong with leaving your phone in another room or dropping it in your purse when you’re having a nice time or just doing something else. Some separation all together is healthy. 

Our phones can usually feel like an extension of ourselves. But there is a whole life and world for us to experience outside of our phones. It is okay to create some boundaries about how much and when to use your phone.

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